The Caltex Fuel Your School Program 2018 was officially launched to the local media of La Union and Baguio on May 23, 2018 at Northern Star’s Caltex station on Upper Session Road, Baguio City. It was a well-attended event composed of media guests, retailers, teachers, principals, educators; representatives from program partners Northern Star Energy Corporation, Chevron Philippines Inc., American Chamber Foundation Philippines and the Department of Education which announced the chosen 30 highest-need public schools. Ten of these public schools are in Ilocos Norte, seven schools each are in Ilocos Sur and La Union, three in Abra, two in Benguet and one STEM school in the Mt. Province complete the list.
Northern Star, a major project partner, donated ₱1.5 million, and will leverage its 26-retail Caltex stations in Ilocos Region and CAR where motorists can gas up to participate in Caltex Fuel Your School.
Chevron will donate one (1) peso for every liter of fuel purchase in the 26 participating Caltex stations in northwest Luzon. The campaign fuel up period is from June 1, 2018 up to July 31, 2018.
A total amount of ₱3 million will be donated to the Fuel Your School Program to be divided equally among 30 of the highest-need public schools. ₱100,000 will be allocated to each school to fund STEM-related classroom projects.
For the past three years, the Caltex Fuel Your School campaign helped 88 public high schools, 3,000 public high school teachers, and over one million public high school students in Metro Manila, Davao, and Bicol. In recognition of the program’s achievements, it received the Silver and Gold Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, a merit recognition from the coveted Quill Awards, and an award from the American Chamber of Commerce CSR Excellence Awards.
“Caltex Fuel Your School is a social investment that doesn’t just help the communities where we operate – they help us, too. Tomorrow’s engineers are today’s youth. And with the Philippines’ first batch of Grade 12 public school students having just graduated, we at Northern Star believe the timing is right.,” said Juan Miguel Delgado, Chief Operating Officer of Northern Star Energy Corporation.